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By David Coleman

Creating Christian Granada presents a richly distinctive exam of a severe and transitional episode in Spain's march to international empire. town of Granada-Islam's ultimate bastion at the Iberian peninsula-surrendered to the keep watch over of Spain's "Catholic Monarchs" Isabella and Ferdinand on January 2, 1492. Over the subsequent century, Spanish nation and Church officers, besides tens of hundreds of thousands of Christian immigrant settlers, remodeled the previously Muslim urban right into a Christian one.

With consistent consciousness to situating the Granada case within the broader comparative contexts of the medieval reconquista culture at the one hand and sixteenth-century Spanish imperialism within the Americas at the different, Coleman conscientiously charts the alterations within the conquered city's social, political, non secular, and actual landscapes. within the technique, he sheds mild at the neighborhood components contributing to the emergence of tensions among the conquerors and Granada's previously Muslim, "native" morisco group within the a long time prime as much as the crown-mandated expulsion of many of the city's moriscos in 1569-1570.

Despite the failure to assimilate the moriscos, Granada's prestige as a frontier Christian neighborhood less than development fostered between a lot of the immigrant group cutting edge non secular reform rules and courses that formed in direct methods various church-wide reform pursuits within the period of the ecumenical Council of Trent (1545-1563). Coleman concludes that the method wherein reforms of principally Granadan foundation contributed considerably to differences within the Church as an entire forces a reconsideration of conventional "top-down" conceptions of sixteenth-century Catholic reform.

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